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President of the
Republic of Guatemala
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Incumbent
Jimmy Morales Cabrera

since 14 January 2016
Office of the President of Guatemala
National Security Council
Style Mr. President
(informal)
Most Excellent Mr. President of the Republic
(official)
His Excellency
(alternative formal, diplomatic outside of Guatemala)
Member of Cabinet
Residence National Palace
Seat Guatemala City
Appointer Supreme Electoral Court
Term length Four years
non-renewable
Constituting instrument Guatemala Constitution
Inaugural holder Mariano Rivera Paz
Formation December 3, 1839
Deputy Vice President of Guatemala
Salary 146,950 GTQ monthly
($19,742 as of May 2018)
Website http://www.presidencia.gob.gt/

The President of Guatemala (Spanish: Presidente de Guatemala) officially known as the President of the Republic of Guatemala (Spanish: Presidente de la República de Guatemala), is the head of state and head of government of Guatemala, elected to a single four-year term.

The job of President was created in 1839. From 1821 until 1839, the head of state of Guatemala was styled simply as Head of State (Spanish: Jefe de Estado).

Requirements to hold office

According to article 185 of the constitution, the following is required to be president:

  • A Guatemalan of origin who is a citizen in good standing.
  • Forty years of age.

Living former presidents


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